Genesis Health System Sonographer in Davenport, Iowa
Position Title: Sonographer
Purpose: Provides general and specialized diagnostic imaging service and care to patients during both diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures. The technologist is accountable for optimal diagnostic images through the use of various types of diagnostic equipment.
Report To: Manager, Radiology
Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others. There is no formal responsibility for directing others.
Materials Responsibility: Limited: Work requires limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets. The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss. Problems associated with material resources are not complex. The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.
Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others
Education: 3 year college/university program or equivalent experience
Field Of Study: Sonography
Special Training: Abdomen (AB), Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB), Vascular (RVT) ; Basic Life Support. Must participate in registry exams for AB, OB, RVT, General Physics & Vascular Physics within 2 years, successful completion within 3 years.
Licensure/Registration: American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or ARDMS eligible in one area to apply for position.
Experience: Less than 1 year experience required.
Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.
Working Conditions: There is exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions. There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions. The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions is limited to 70% or less of the work day.
Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes